Soft cushioning in your shoes may feel great, but it turns out the extra padding does little for your body: Shock-absorbing running shoes don’t prevent injuries any better than other running shoes, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers recruited 247 seasoned runners for a five-month trial. Participants trained at
A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. Almost everyone experiences a muscle cramp at some time in their life. There are a variety of types and causes of muscle cramps. Numerous medicines can cause muscle cramps. Most muscle cramps can be stopped if the muscle can be stretched.